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Craft PZ Protector

craft PZ Protector balaclavaThe Craft PZ Protector is a thin balaclava that’s ideal for winter cycling. Made from a highly-breathable, form-fitting synthetic fabric, it provides great face and neck protection against the cold.

It never ceases to amaze me that something that’s breathable and thin enough to fit under my helmet can be effective in both retaining heat and blocking the wind. But time and time again, it’s carried me through the coldest rides I’ve ever been on… Look, ma, no frostbite!

Granted, on its own this thing isn’t going to keep your head as warm as a knit cap, but combined with a helmet it seems totally adequate for me in temperatures down into the 20° F realm.

After seven or eight years of using the same balaclava, I can certainly attest to the quality of Craft’s materials and workmanship. The PZ Protector retails for $30. For extreme conditions, Craft makes a model with additional wind-stopper fabric. Check out www.craftsports.us

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